MidAtlanticConsulting’s Jeff Lauterette has discovered, and confirmed with Apple, that there is a virtual limit to the number of apps in Apple’s iOS 6 betas 1-3. When a user has over 500 apps on their iDevice, they will start having slow booting, auto-rebooting, and other issues due to the OS rejecting the number of apps. Get up to 1000 and your device will not even boot forcing you to restore.
At first, Apple’s stand was, “Who needs that many apps?” After many discussions, MidAtlanticConsulting report they were able to convince Apple that if they expect the iPhone to replace your phone, your pocket gaming system, your smart-home remotes, your TV remotes, you day-timer, etc. then they have to allow almost unlimited apps. If you go back a ways in keynote addresses, you will see that Steve Jobs said your only limit was the number of apps per folder and the number of folders you could fit in the 11 screens of apps. In iOS 6 betas 1-3, this is not possible, although it was in iOS 4 and iOS 5.
Apple said they will be fixing this issue, but the fix may not be in the next beta.
Originally reported by MidAtlanticConsulting, Inc.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jeff Lauterette” for the heads up.]